The next Middle School Math Circles will be on **Saturday, March 9th** and **Saturday, April 6th** from 9am to 12 noon. At the March 9th Math Circle we will be giving the **Math Talent Quest Competition**. This is a contest to select 4 middle school students to participate in the Hua Luo Geng Golden Cup Youth Invitational Competition in China in the summer of 2013. The usual cost of $25 will be waived for students taking the contest that day.

Additionally, the Hammond Math Contest will take place on **Saturday, April 13th**. The contest will allow up to 12 students from the same middle school to participate, but students can also participate as individuals if there are fewer than 4 students from your school. Any middle school student from South Carolina is welcome to participate. The cost will be $8 per student to cover the cost of lunch and awards. Send me an e-mail at gauss202@yahoo.com for more details.